The Tastemakers

CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY | “The golden state of mind” describes Christopher Kennedy’s philosophy towards interior design — and life. Christopher creates interiors and products that are refreshingly exuberant. Combining Jet Set nostalgia with California modernism, Christopher’s work has been featured in Dwell, California Home + Design, Luxe, California Homes, Traditional Home, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous publications around the globe. From his base in Palm Springs, this prolific designer also creates an eponymous furniture line, candles, bedding, artwork for Wendover, and pottery for Habitudes. He is the author of two books: California Modern and Making Midcentury Modern.


KELLI ELLIS | Kelli Ellis, interior designer and lifelong traveler, represents the epitome of livable luxury, casual international style mixed with rock star glam. Her celebrity and discerning clientele benefit from her extensive world travels,adding dramatic artwork and unique accessories used to create havens. Her influences translate to her new furniture collection with Sunpan debuting Spring of 2018, her art collection with Leftbank Art, the luxe Kelli Ellis Collection for Tilebar, a linen collection with Instalinen debuting in 2018, her art glass line with Frates and her whimsy outdoor rug line for Jaipur Rugs International.


DAWN MCCOY | Dawn McCoy is a Tastemarker, actress, public speaker, writer, and host of “Dine & Dish with Dawn,” her celebrity interview show where food, wine and giving back are the focal points. Additionally, she’s a frequent guest on Dr.Oz, Hallmark Home & Family, Access Hollywood, Extra, The Real and more. A proponent of “doing good,” she was the official spokesperson & Global Ambassador for Good for Unite4Good in 2015, is currently an ambassador for No Kid Hungry and Dress For Success, and her #Dear15Me philanthropic social media movement was featured on The Real. She is the official ambassador for the City of Beverly Hills, and believes in supporting business and philanthropy in small American cities.


ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME is seeker and storyteller of the sublime in living. It is a global guide to in-depth and varied views of beauty and shelter that stirs imagination; that delights and inspires homeowners as well as art and design doyens. Collaborating with emergent and eminent architects, artisans, designers, developers and tastemakers, ASPIRE creates captivating content that savors the subjects and transports with stunning imagery and clever, thought-provoking writing. Through lush and unique visuals and a fresh editorial lens, ASPIRE explores what is new and undiscovered in art, interiors, design, culture, real estate, travel and more. ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME is an international narrative and resource for all seeking the sublime.